Rocky Road Brownie Cupcakes

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Brownies are sometimes a way to a man's heart? Haven't met many of them that didn't love brownies. Sitting here thinking about what to do to make these for my sweetheart. I like to make this recipe for any holiday and changing the coloring that matches the theme. I use Valentines Day this time for these with red sprinkles, turned out exactly how I hoped for. How simple it is to make, and of course no way was he waiting, he ate two before they were cooled! You can create any kind of Rocky Road, using any kind of nuts, even colored miniature marshmallows, or colored chocolate. I especially like the red and white striped chocolates for Christmas when available, or the green and white chocolate chips, striped for St. Patrick's Day. Use your imagination and this one is simple to be creative.

Simple heart shaped paper cups make this a perfect dessert for my favorite Valentine.

It's a simple recipe for brownies, the last thing you do is put on the topping after these are baked.

As soon as they come out of the over add the topping, pop them back into the hot oven for just a few more minutes, to soften, not cook.

Love the combo of semi sweet chocolate chunks, peanuts and marshmallows.

Fill the batter into your favorite paper cups, brownies have never been so easy, no cutting!

Of course the butter and unsweetened chocolate make this scratch brownie the most tender and delicious over boxed brands any day of the week!

Basic Recipe for Brownies:

2 sticks of butter
2 cups of sugar
2 teaspoon pure vanilla
4 eggs
4 1 ounce squares of unsweetened chocolate melted and cooled
1 cup of flour

In a mixing bowl beat sugar and vanilla, add eggs. Blend in chocolate. Stir in flour. Spoon into paper lined cupcakes tins and bake at 350 for 25 minutes or till the middle doesn't look moist.

Take out of oven, add to each cupcakes spoonfuls of the following mixed ingredients:

Topping: Add as much as you like!
2 cups of miniature marshmallows
1 cup of semi sweet chocolate chunks
1 cup salted peanuts
Mix in a bowl together the above three ingredients.

You will need colored sugar of your choice for your holiday theme and that's the last thing you add on top but do not mix in the bowl.

After spooning on top of each cupcake, put back into hot oven for 5 minutes till topping softens and this will set ingredients together. Remove from oven. Let cool. You can sprinkle with coordinating colored sugars according to the holiday. Green for St. Patrick's Day, Red for Valentines Day, etc.


  1. what a fun brownie... and full of sweetness - a perfect little snack of goodness

  2. I need these beauties for V day...they're spectacular!!



  3. Wow, these cupcakes are so neat! A wonderful creation, Claudia!

  4. these looks so delish! I bet they would be even better over a scoop of vanilla ice cream. yum I bet your family loved you even more for these!!

  5. I gain a pound every time I visit! On my do these look good and so eye-catching. Cannot beat chocolate for Valentine's Day.

  6. Oh what a lovely, creative Valentine treat. Brownies are my favorite, yum!

  7. I love brownies & I love your creative topping. I'll have to make fun!

  8. Very cute idea! I'm guessing these were a big hit with your sweetheart.

  9. I love your individual servings. I'd also love one with extra nuts! ;)

  10. What a great idea and they look so scrumptious too! I love those toppings. What a fun to chew on those tiny little things!

  11. Never made brownies but they sure look good, someone will get spoiled for valentine!

  12. Your step-by-step photos look as yummy as the end result....what fun these are! It's amazing you and the mister don't weigh a billion pounds from all your wonderful baking!

  13. I cannot imagine a man who could resist. I have said it before: Captain Nemo is a very lucky man!!!

  14. Very simple recipe yet it's so good looking. I personally love brownies Thanks for sharing.

  15. Loving how these look. I don't know a man who doesn't like brownies either. :)
    Happy Valentine's Day

  16. Terrific brownies! I'm a big rocky road ice cream fan. I bet I'll love these. :)

  17. My favorite combination of flavors! Rocky Road ice cream is my all-time favorite, so I know these will be good!

  18. These look really cute! I bet they're really good too

  19. Great idea! Brownie cupcakes! Look great! Here everybody Looooves brownies!

  20. These must be awesome. I am looking at them on my cell phone and just using my finger to scroll down the page my finger put on weight.


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